Is mindfulness for you?
You might give a couple of sessions a go and decide that you don’t need it.
You might think you prefer to relax having a drink with friends or taking a hot bath. Both of these are likely to elicit the relaxation response to some extent.
But there is so much more to mindfulness. Huge benefits that you can read about in other posts. It is about training the brain so it performs better, lasts longer and is happier.
Finding the commitment to stick with meditation when we live a busy life is the biggest challenge. We find ourselves darting around pulled in so many directions with barely a minute to ourselves.
Time is valuable, we often say we need more hours in the day.
If we are mindful we make the most I time. If we are present in every moment we are able to make the most of it. We don’t waste valuables minutes lost deep in thought. We don’t go for drinks with our friends and fail to really listen to what they are saying because actually we are thinking over our day at work. We don’t miss the experience of a hot bubble bath worrying about all the jobs we need to get done the next day. We savour every moment.
So yes, there are alternative ways to relax but nothing matches the overall life benefit of mindful living. Keeping in mind the changes that will follow and having the confidence that this will work for you is one of the best ways to stay motivated to meditate daily.
Don’t be Wally, lost in the crowd. Know where you are and what you want to do with your life, every moment. Life is too short to let is pass in a blur. Get some clarity, come on a revitalise day to get things back in focus.